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Daytime Emmys hosts announced

by Allison Waldman, posted May 27th 2008 10:46AM
cam/shepWell, the Daytime Emmy nominations were not exactly soul-stirring -- lots of repeat nominees, the same old, same old -- so the producers of the Emmy broadcast are trying to inject something new: that means new hosts. Call them the newest odd couple. Cameron Mathison will team up with Sherri Shepherd to co-host the ABC broadcast of the 35th Annunal Daytime Emmy Awards on June 20. Not coincidentally, Cameron and Sherri are ABC stars. He's Ryan Lavery on All My Children (and a former contestant on Dancing with the Stars); she's one of the five talkers on The View. And if you think they didn't ask Whoopi Goldberg first, you don't know TV.

Sherri's the funny one, sometimes not even aware that she's making a joke. Like when she expressed her thoughts on The View that maybe the world wasn't round after all. She claims that was a gag, so expect her to be empowered with the jokes when the stars gather at the Kodak Theater for the award presentation. Cameron is more of the Ryan Seacrest element; he's hosted SOAPnet's I Wanna Be A Soap Star, so he's used to doing the intros and cuts to a commercial. He'll be there to keep the show rolling along.

Neither star has ever earned an Emmy, which could also be used for comic fodder. For years, Bob Hope hosted the Academy Awards and made fun of the fact that he couldn't buy a nomination, let alone win an Oscar. Eventually, of course, they gave him an honorary Oscar.

Shepherd is at least nominated this year. She and the ladies from The View -- Whoopi Goldberg, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Joy Behar -- are all nominated (as a group) for best talk show host, an Emmy they've lost ten times.

By the way, this is just the latest in the Cameron Mathison career development track. He's also involved with a new TLC game show called Your Place or Mine.

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cindy

Michelle is not a person I want to hear from so a lot! so when she is on I and friends won't be watching!!!! I've always been proud of America and still am!!!!We may not always be right!!,but our hearts are in the right place.I will be supporting Mc Cain!! I and my family have been demos. for over 100 years!!! But won't be now. Hillary is comparible to Eleanor Roosevelt. Obama is a silver tounged orator. as was someone else in Germany!! back in the 30's. Not like that person on personal issue but like him in the fact that is selling us a bill of goods. He believes one thing and says another.

Love you all including Elizabeth who relly speaks her mind and believes it.

God Bless you all and your families
Cindy in California

June 05 2008 at 2:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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